Mandy Bechtold

I’m Mandy! Working mom, photographer, content creator and writer. Lover of all things cozy. I spent over a decade working as a professional photographer, now I just do it for myself on my Instagram @mama.mandyb. I have two spirited daughters and an incredibly patient, wonderful husband (Jeremy) who is an executive chef in St. Paul.

Raising Confident Kids

Oftentimes, it seems as though our personal journeys towards becoming self confident starts with unpacking the things rooted in our childhood that made our instinct to believe in ourselves dwindle. As parents, we have the...

Beat The Winter Blues

Winter in Minnesota. Cold, dark, quiet. White with snow, grey with little sun, the holiday colors and sparkles of December give way to a muted world - like a page in a coloring book...

Friendship After 30

Recently, I posted on Instagram about how isolating motherhood can be. Almost immediately, there were a lot of responses from many different people. So many women chiming in to say they can relate. But here's...

Multitasking and the Need to Recharge

I'm not saying that moms are basically computers, but I'm also not NOT saying that. If you catch my drift. We organize, plan, calculate, and we do the same amount of work whether our battery...